MATTHEW A. ALBRECHT

Assistant Curator of Conservation Biology 

Missouri Botanical Garden

Matthew Albrecht received his Ph.D. in 2006 in botany and ecology at Ohio University. As Assistant Curator for Conservation Biology, he leads the United States conservation program at the Missouri Botanical Garden (MBG) and is adjunct assistant professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. His research focuses on the population ecology of rare plants, climate change, and the reintroduction of endangered species. He also coordinates seed banking and ex situ conservation activities with rare plants at MBG as part of the Center for Plant Conservation’s National Collection of Endangered Plants, which preserves imperiled plants as frozen seed and in living collections. In partnership with governmental agencies, universities, and nonprofit organizations, his research and conservation efforts facilitate the recovery of threatened and endangered plants in their natural habitats. He has published several papers and book chapters on the conservation, demographics, genetics, germination, restoration, and management of rare plants.

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